Whether on the lookout for a place to buy or a place to rent, tenants often have their preferences honed in. They scope out neighborhoods, nearby schools and parks. But what are the most desirable perks concerning the house or property itself? Here are some amenities buyers and renters are looking for when browsing the market.
Washer & Dryer
This might seem like a no brainer, but for renters, nothing is more frustrating than living somewhere without convenient laundry facilities. It saves tenants both time and money to have these appliances in house. It’s important to remember that the time spent at a laundromat is valuable, especially to tenants with children and demanding jobs. Both Whirlpool and Kenmore provide a variety of different styles. From washer-dryer pairs, front- and top-load washers, as well as stacked combination washer-dryers. Before you run out and invest in these, however, take an in-depth look at what might fit the space best.
Though not as essential as a washer and dryer, the use of a hot tub is a major renter’s perk. After a hard day of work nothing feels better than a nice, long soak to loosen up those muscles. There are many different options when it comes to hot tubs — from wooden, above ground, in ground and even inflatable. While inflatable hot tubs are the cheapest and oftentimes the most convenient, they are also the least durable. If you’re looking for a more permanent tub, look at brands like Bullfrog Spas, which provide spas with room for as many as eight people. Calspas has tubs with miniature waterfalls, while Jacuzzi offers tubs with built-in stereos as well as adjustable pillow headrests. With so many options out there, it’s important to do some product research and see which model might fit your property best, and tempt the tenants want.
No matter how many bells and whistles your property might boast, it’s important to get the buy or rent in the right location. Whether you’re investing in a house in Boston’s Beacon Hill, Seattle’s Phinney Ridge or San Francisco’s Nobhill, it’s important to know what the neighborhood offers. From top-rated schools to community parks, these are all selling points for potential tenants.
Home security is important. Luckily there are many different options when it comes to surveillance. Give tenants this peace of mind with outdoor cameras, like those available from Lorex. You can place these around the perimeter of your property. They’ll deter potential burglars, monitor any movement and keep records if you need them for later. Outside cameras provide a comforting sense of security for tenants.
If it’s possible for your property to be enclosed with a gate, consider the possibilities. A high-tech automated system like those offered at Gate Options means you can grant entry permissions to those you want, and keep out those you don’t. Even a gate that isn’t automated but can be locked, acts as an obstacle for intruders and provides peace of mind for tenants.